Title:Aggressive piecemeal excision and cervical bridging fixation for cervical vertebral osteosarcoma in two dogs and two cats
作成者:獣医師 高野重徳

Two dogs and two cats were referred for primary osteosarcoma of the cervical vertebrae. Each case was treated surgically with a combination of aggressive tumour resection and bridging fixation of the vertebrae, which was performed cranial and caudal to the affected site, using metal implants and polymethylmethacrylate. The cervical spines were stabilised by spinal reconstruction, and the tumours were extensively removed. Aggressive resection and spinal reconstruction prevented pathological fractures, contributed to spinal cord injury recovery, improved clinical symptoms and prolonged life expectancy.